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Krispy Kreme donuts could be served at McDonald’s as soon as this year. (AP)
Krispy Kreme donuts could be served at McDonald’s as soon as this year. (AP)

Krispy Kreme is getting into the burger business.

The Charlotte, N.C.-headquartered doughnut chain has partnered with McDonald’s to serve up its signature sweet treats in restaurants nationwide.

McDonald’s announced its plans Tuesday to carry three of Krispy Kreme’s most popular doughnuts — Original Glazed, Chocolate Iced with Sprinkles and Chocolate Iced Kreme Filled — sold individually or in boxes of six starting at breakfast while supplies last.

The doughnuts will be made off-site and delivered to the burger chain locations daily.

McDonald’s will begin rolling out the doughnuts later this year, with plans for them to be available nationwide at participating restaurants by the end of 2026. McDonald’s has approximately 13,500 locations throughout the U.S.

“The top request we receive from consumers, every day, is, ‘please bring Krispy Kreme to my town,” Krispy Kreme President and CEO Josh Charlesworth said in a statement Tuesday. “Partnering with McDonald’s on a national scale will provide our fans and doughnut lovers unprecedented daily access to fresh doughnuts and the joy that is Krispy Kreme.”

To celebrate the new partnership, Krispy Kreme is giving out one free Original Glazed Doughnut to guests on March 26 at its shops across the country between 5 and 9 p.m. No purchase necessary.

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